Toronto-based novelist Harriet Alida Lye revealed on Twitter how her cousin in England, Siobhan Casey, had asked her colleagues at the HOPE for Chronic Conditions charity for a Carey-themed sweet treat to mark her special day.
But, well, they misheard:
They reportedly baked a cake featuring the Nobel Prize-winning scientist known for her pioneering research on radioactivity instead of the world-famous singer of the holiday classic “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
Casey’s reaction appeared to be quite the picture:
Lye didn’t immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for further information.
But her tweets inevitably went viral and even caught the attention of Carey herself, who took the blunder with good humor:
CORRECTION: A previous version of this article misstated the dates for Marie Curie.